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UTSA Student Leadership Center sends students to Texas Conference for Women

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UTSA students at Texas Conference for Women

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(Nov. 22, 2013) -- The UTSA Student Leadership Center hosted a trip by 45 students Nov. 19 to the 2013 Texas Conference for Women. Held at the Austin Convention Center, the conference had more than 5,000 participants. Nationally recognized speakers shared their wisdom and insights on a range of personal and professional topics.

Hosted by Texas First Lady Anita Perry, the 14th annual conference included inspiring keynote speakers such as Rachel Ray, Jennifer Lawson, Leyman Gbowee and Esmeralda Santiago. The conference featured breakout sessions with panelist discussions, a health and wellness pavilion, a vendor exhibit hall, and a career pavilion with a mentor match program and resume critique. The students praised the many great learning opportunities that were included in the one-day conference.

The center selected students from across the colleges, sending a diverse group to represent UTSA. Students brought their different backgrounds and experiences to the conference and gained knowledge to benefit their communities.

"I would definitely recommend the conference to my peers," said Leslie Hernandez, a UTSA senior in biology. "The conference inspired me to become a better leader as well as focus on myself more in a positive way. I think future students can utilize a lot of information given there."

"It was a great experience with amazing and very inspirational keynote speakers, also an amazing networking and learning experience," said Meagan Lavalais, a senior studying kinesiology.

"I would recommend the conference to other people because it helps you understand the perspective of other types of people," said James Corner, a UTSA freshman studying business. "I feel like a leader, and I have grown because I can now better communicate with all types of people."

For more information about programs and events, visit the UTSA Student Leadership Center in H-E-B University Center Room 1.002 on the Main Camps or on the SLC website.



Dec. 1, 9 a.m.

CITE Venture Competition & Exposition

The annual Center for Innovation, Technology and Entrepreneurship (CITE) 100K Venture Competition and Exposition will be held on the Main Campus on Dec. 1. Twenty-eight teams from across the university will exhibit their project; six teams will compete for a prize pool of more than $100,000 in funding to launch their new venture / company. More than 650 students have participated in launching new technology ventures.
Biotechnology, Sciences and Engineering (BSE 2.102), Main Campus

Dec. 3, 5:30 p.m.

UTSA Downtown String Project Winter Concert

This concert features 50 community children performing music in the UTSA Downtown String Project Winter Concert. The children, led by UTSA music students studying to be music teachers, will join together in playing the Theme from Batman at their concert. The Batman of San Antonio, a local celebrity figure, will make an appearance at the concert. This event is free.
Buena Vista Theatre, Downtown Campus

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UTSA writes the book on all-digital libraries

As touch screens and e-books demand more and more attention from both casual readers and scholars, many people say the handwriting is on the wall for the printed page.

At UTSA, the handwriting is on the wall for a library that doesn't have any printed books.

Since March 2010, the bookless library in the Applied Engineering and Technology Building has given UTSA students an innovative way to read, research and work with each other to solve problems.

With ultra-modern furniture and a décor featuring desktop computers, scanners and LCD screens, the AET Library is designed to engage students in an online format. But it also offers group study niches and study rooms with whiteboards and glass walls on which students can write. The space encourages teamwork, communications and problem solving for the next generation of scientists and professional engineers.

Did you know? The UTSA AET Library is the nation's first completely bookless library on a college or university campus. It served as a model for Bexar County's first-in-the-nation public bookless library system and one of its branches, the Dr. Ricardo Romo BiblioTech.

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